Beginner's Guide to Reading the Bible

How to Profit from Reading the Bible

The Incomparable Treasure of the Holy Scriptures

You may want to start reading the Bible in this order:

  • John - Life and Teachings of Jesus as told by John
  • James
  • Acts - History of early church
  • 1 John
  • Matthew - Life & teachings of Jesus told by Matthew
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 & 2 Peter
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Genesis

Passages that will answer questions you have about God, faith and life:

  • What does it mean to be "Born Again" John 3:1-21
  • Death & Resurrection of Christ - John 19; John 20; John 21; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Acts 1:1-11
  • Life after death - 1 Corinthians 15:35-56
  • Authority of Jesus - John 5:19-29, John 6:25-51; John 8:12; John 10:7-18; John 14:1-14; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Colossians 1:15-23
  • Guilt of Man - Romans 1:18-54 and Romans 2:1-11; Romans 7:14-25
  • God's Love - Romans 8:31-39; Ephesians 1:3-8
  • Reconciliation with God - Romans 3:21-31; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 10:8-13; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 14:6
  • God's Wisdom vs. Human Knowledge - 1 Corinthians 1:18-29 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Ephesians 1:9-23; 1 Corinthians 3:18-21; 1 Corinthians 4:20; Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Worried - Luke 12:22-31
  • Asking God for what you need - Matthew 7:7-12; Mark 11:22-25
  • The Great Commandment - Mark 12:28-31
  • Holy Spirit - John 14:15-25; Acts 1; Acts 2; Romans 8; Galatians 5:16-25
  • If you feel burdened or afraid - John 14:27, Matthew 11:28; John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • Life as a Christian - Romans 12:1-21; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 3:10; Philippians 4:4-9; Colossians 2:6-23 and Colossians 3:1-17
  • Love - 1 Corinthians 13
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